Islamabad (September 12, 2018): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday has turned down petitions seeking removal of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
The electoral body had reserved its judgement on the petition on Tuesday.
Four separate petitions seeking orders for the Election Commission of Pakistan for the cancellation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s registration were earlier submitted to the electoral body. The petitions, filed by Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Abrar Hussain Raza, and two others, were unanimously rejected.
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif was removed as party president, following his disqualification by Supreme Court (SC) in Panama Leaks case.
Afterwards, Nawaz’s younger brother Shehbaz Sharif was elected as party’s new president.